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    Women's Waterpolo: No. 19 Pacific To Face No. 16 Indiana and Santa Clara At The Rodeo

    Feb 24, 2011

    After splitting action against the competition at Chris Kjeldsen Pool over the weekend, Pacific's women's water polo (7-4) team is staying close to home for a one day tournament at Santa Clara University. The Tigers will head to Santa Clara, Calif., for The Rodeo on Saturday, February 26 to take on No. 16 Indiana and Santa Clara.

    In the past weekend of action the Tigers picked up an 8-7 win over California Baptist on Saturday, February 19. Offensively Pacific was paced by Mandy King (Benicia, Calif.) andDara Tawarahara (Honolulu, Hawaii) who scored two goals apiece. Also tallying goals for the Tigers were Siobhan Larsen (Mundelein, Ill.), Melissa Loper (Napa, Calif.), Bethany Quertermous (Humble, Texas) and Elise Martin (Calgary, AB, Canada). During the second day of action, the Tigers suffered a 15-4 loss to No. 1 Stanford. In the contest Chelsea Weir(Seal Beach, Calif.), Malena Prlain (Portland, Ore.), Quertermous and Tawarahara scored one goal apiece. Freshman Michele Relton (Beaconsfield, QC, Canada) finished the weekend with 12 saves in the cage for Pacific.

    Collegiate Water Polo Association
    For the fifth consecutive week, Pacific's women's water polo team remains at the No. 19 spot in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's (CWPA) Top-20 national poll. The Tigers have held strong at the number 19 spot since falling one spot from No. 18 in the preseason poll released on January 12.

    Social Networking
    Fans of Pacific's women's water polo team can now follow the Tigers on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pacific-Womens-Water-Polo/124776340910230.

    Pacific travels to The Rodeo hosted by Santa Clara University on Saturday, February 26. The Tigers will take on No. 16 Indiana at 10:45 am. They will then conclude the one day tournament with a 4 pm contest against Santa Clara.

    CWPA Top-20 Poll

    Rank

    Team

    Feb. 16 Poll

    Points

    1

    Stanford University

    1

    100

    2

    University of Southern California

    2

    95

    3

    University of California, Los Angeles

    3

    90

    4

    University of California

    4

    85

    5

    University of Hawaii

    5

    80

    6

    Loyola Marymount University

    6

    76

    7

    San Diego State University

    7

    70

    8

    University of Michigan

    9

    63

    9

    Arizona State University

    8

    62

    10

    University of California, Irvine

    11

    53

    11

    San Jose State University

    10

    52

    12

    Long Beach State University

    12(T)

    42

    13

    California State University, Northridge

    12(T)

    41

    14

    Hartwick College

    15

    33

    15

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    14

    31

    16

    Indiana University

    16

    27

    17

    University of California, Davis

    17

    23

    18

    University of California, San Diego

    18

    14

    19

    University of the Pacific

    19

    10

    20

    Princeton University

    20

    4

    RV

    California State University, East Bay

    RV

    1

    RV

    California Baptist University

    RV

    1

    RV

    California State University, Bakersfield

    RV

    1